St Vincent and the Grenadines health care system is overrun as the country faces mounting COVID-19 cases and rising death toll.
As of Monday 4 October, the island had recorded an additional five deaths and 100 new cases.
Minister of Health St Clair Prince said a situation is developing fast.
“Our main health facility is overrun; the other facilities are strained. It is a difficult situation we have now. At the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, our main facility, they move patients from one ward to another, to make room for new entrants”.
The female and pediatric wards are now being used to house COVID-19 patients the minister said.
As of Monday 4 October, twenty-nine (29) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Twenty-six (26) are unvaccinated, three (3) patients are fully vaccinated.
Prince said sooner or later; there would be no spaces available to house persons.
“I am urging persons to get vaccinated now; it is not just in their health interest, but in the interest of the nation”. The health minister said.
Currently, there are twenty (20) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. Eighteen (18) are unvaccinated, and two (2) patients are fully vaccinated.
One thousand and two hundred and twenty-one (1221) cases are currently active, and thirty-three (33) persons with COVID-19 have died.
Three thousand seven hundred and seventy-six (3776) cases of COVID-19 and two thousand, five hundred and twenty-two (2522) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March 2020.
St Vincent and the Grenadines have confirmed the Delta, Mu and Gamma variants in the community.